[Photograph of State Delegate] MARY LOUISE PREIS
Democrat, District 34, Harford County

Member of House of Delegates, 1991-99. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1991-97 (chair, gaming [gambling] law & regulation subcommittee); Appropriations Committee, 1997-99 (public safety & administration subcommittee; oversight committee on personnel; oversight committee on program open space & agricultural land preservation); House Facilities Committee, 1993-99; House Vice-Chair, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1995-99. Former chair, Harford County Delegation. Member, Law and Justice Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 1996-99.

Board of Trustees, Harford Community College, 1978-88. Assistant attorney general, 1985-90. Ex officio member, Economic Development Advisory Board, Harford County, 1992-99.

Member, Commission on the Future of Maryland Courts, 1995-97; Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission, 1998-; Commissioner of Financial Regulation, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 1998-.

Born in Jacksonville, Illinois, October 10, 1941. Fontbonne College, A.B. (cum laude), 1963 (Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1963); School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, M.S. (with distinction), 1967; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1983. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1983. Attorney. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (member, editorial advisory board). Member, Harford County Bar Association. Member, Harford Chapter, American Association of University Women, 1970- (president, 1975-77). President, Society for the Preservation of Fells Point and Federal Hill, 1987-90. Board member, Harford Community College Foundation, 1990-. Outstanding Young Marylander nominee, Jaycees, 1975. Outstanding Service Award, Maryland Bar Association, 1995. Named in Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 1998. Married; three children.

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